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Vorobiev M.A., Kashinskiy O.N., Lobanov P.D., Chinak A.V.

Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia


Vorobiev, M.A., Kashinskiy, O.N., Lobanov, P.D. and Chinak, A.V., (2015) Bubble formation regimes in downward flow of viscous liquid, Modern Science: Researches, Ideas, Results, Technologies, Iss. #1(16), PP. 124 - 128.


two-phase flow; bubbly flow; bubble generation modes


This work is devoted to the experimental study of the process of bubble detachment from a single capillary in a downward fluid flow. Glycerol was applied as working liquid. Working fluid was heated to change it physical properties. The experiment was conducted in the range of Reynolds numbers 80-300, Bond numbers 0.04 – 1.7, Morton numbers 9 10-4 – 1.7 10-6. By using video filming shadow images of flow were obtained. Video processing of the bubble detachment in the fluid flow was carried out by using the software package Matlab. During the experiment were obtained relationships of the bubbles average diameter of the gas flow, as well as the velocity and temperature of the fluid. The different modes of gas-liquid bubble mixture formation were found including modes which allow to receive both monodisperse and bidisperse gas-liquid mixture. It is shown that the process of bubble coalescence near the capillary is the cause of bubble size distribution type.


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